The our bodies of an Ohio architect, his fiance, and two of her household who vanished in Mexico on Christmas Day have been recognized.
The information of José Gutiérrez’s passing was shared on Tuesday by his agency Champlin Structure in a Fb publish. José was seeing his fiance Daniela Pichardo in Mexico for the vacations.
“We are going to all miss him greater than phrases can specific,” the corporate wrote.
In response to regional media, native officers in Mexico this week found 4 our bodies and a van lined with gunshot wounds within the state of Zacatecas.
Pichardo, her sister Viviana Pichardo, 26, and her cousin Irma Vargas, 27, had been three of the 4 stays that had been recognized. In response to Ohio’s Fox 19 information station, Gutiérrez’s bones are regarded as within the fourth physique, which belonged to a man.
Earlier than particular identification of the stays might be made, investigators are awaiting DNA affirmation.
The van had blown tyres and not less than a dozen bullet holes. In response to TV Azteca, it’s regarded as the automotive the foursome had been utilizing to get round Zacatecas.
When neither Gutiérrez nor Pichardo returned telephone calls after Christmas, their household started to fret that they’d been kidnapped.
Witnesses claimed to have heard panicked screams and to have seen the 4 being carried right into a van.
As a result of latest kidnappings and ongoing violence within the area, the US Division of State advises Individuals “not not journey to” Zacatecas.
“In Zacatecas state, extortion, violent crime, and gang exercise are all too widespread. The warning notes that each US residents and LPRs (lawful everlasting residents) have fallen sufferer to kidnapping.
Earlier than relocating to the US, Gutiérrez was born in Mexico. His grasp’s diploma was from the College of Miami, and he labored with Cincinnati-based Champlin Structure after graduating.
The corporate declared its intention to determine a scholarship at his alma mater in his honour “to commemorate his impression to our organisation and the neighborhood.”
This 12 months, Gutiérrez and Pichardo supposed to wed.